Friday, July 6, 2012

Cinnamon Roll Pretzels

The other day Dan and I were invited to join some friends for a Dessert Birthday Party. We were told we didn't have to bring anything, and by the sounds of it my friend had everything taken care of. The birthday guy prefers sweets that are not chocolate, and I hate to go places empty handed, so last minute I whipped up some Cinnamon Roll Pretzels.

I had been busy all day and no time to go to the store or make a cheesecake from scratch. Therefor, I made-do with ingredients I already had on hand. Cinnamon Roll Pretzels were a perfect addition to the party. Convenient finger food. I promised a few people I would share the recipe so here she is:)

WARNING: These are highly addictive and way to easy to make.

These are:
-Fast
-Easy
-Delicious
-Inexpensive
-Great to make ahead of time
-Very little clean up
-Good finger food

The method I chose to use to make Cinnamon Roll Pretzels reminds me of my Grandma's Ranch Pretzels....which are also addicting. Check them out by clicking HERE.






Cinnamon Roll Pretzels
Recipe Adapted from Your Cup of Cake

Ingredients
1-Large Brown Paper Bag
1-16 oz bag of pretzels
1/2 cup Orville Butlers butter flavored oil (or just regular oil)
1/3 cup white granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup cinnamon and sugar
1 1/2 cup white chocolate chips (or white almond bark)
1 TB butter flavored Crisco (If needed to thin out white chocolate)
1 extra tsp of cinnamon

Directions
-Open pretzel bag and pour the pretzels in the brown paper bag. Discard plastic pretzel bag.
-Put oil, white sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl and use a fork to whisk together well.
-Pour mixture over the pretzels in the bag.
-Fold over the top of the bag a few times and hold tight.
-Shake bag so all pretzels are covered.
-Cut top half off of the brown bag and set in the microwave.
-Place the bottom half of the brown bag with the pretzels in it in the microwave on top of the brown bag top. (This helps to keep the oil off of the microwave plate and also easy clean up with less dishes.)
-With the bag open, microwave on high for 1 minute.
-Stir the pretzels with a spoon or spatula so that they are mixed up a bit.
-Microwave again for 45 seconds.
-Lay hot pretzels on 2-3 parchment paper covered baking sheets.

-Put White Chocolate Chips in microwave safe bowl.
-Microwave on high for 1 minute.
-Stir vigorously.
-Add butter flavored Crisco and cinnamon.
-Stir vigorously.
-If chips still need melting, microwave in 10 second increments until melted completely.
-Be careful not to burn.
-When melted, immediately drizzle the cinnamon white chocolate onto the hot pretzels.
-I put mine in a little Ziploc bag and snipped a tiny hole in the corner so it would squirt out in little lines. 
-Once pretzels have cooled and chocolate has hardened, transfer pretzels to an airtight container for storage.

*Tip: Next time I will either take the time to drizzle each pretzel individually, or just move them around before the chocolate hardens, otherwise when you move the finished pretzels around, the chocolate drizzles have to break apart to allow the pretzels to separate and some chocolate falls off a few of the pretzels.  It isn't a big deal but I like my pretzels looking perfect for parties.

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